June 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

For those of you who liked my post on dialogue, here’s a little more about Elmore Leonard.

Arnold Zwicky's Blog

Carl Hiaasen, interviewed in the NYT Book Review on June 3rd:

What book is on your night stand now?

“Raylan,” by Elmore Leonard, one of my writing heroes. There is nobody better at lowlife dialogue.

That is, at representing the speech of small-time crooks, con men, wiseguys, and the like. Well, white American lowlifes; there’s plenty of social and geographical variation in these things.

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